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Blueprint 2030: Help KCPS Set Goals for the Future

We’re asking staff members, students, parents/guardians and others to join us in providing feedback by participating in our Thoughtexchange platform. This is an opportunity for our stakeholders to offer their responses to questions about the future of our schools.

Celebrate Our 2021 School Teachers of the Year

The 2021 Kansas City Public Schools Teacher of the Year Recognition Program honors the educators who structure their classrooms to increase performance and provide exceptional experiences, no matter what.

KCPS Board of Education (BOE)

Families who applied for kindergarten, pre-K or a Signature School by the initial deadline of Monday, Feb. 15, received emails Wednesday, March 3 with offers to their first, second or third choice school.

Zoom Across America

The Greater Kansas City Links Chapter is partnering with school systems across the metro to host Zoom reading sessions for kindergarten - third grade students in honor of Read Across America Week, the nation’s largest celebration of reading.

Cultural Equity

The Department of Language Services and Cultural Equity provides instructional leadership and resources to support linguistically and culturally diverse English Learners (ELs). English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) instruction is provided to identified students who speak a first language other than English. The method of instruction depends on the students’ English proficiency and grade level. In five of our schools, we operate classrooms for EL Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE).

Our vision for student success goes beyond reclassification of ELs as proficient in English. We aim to prepare global citizens and expand opportunities for all KCPS students to become bilingual and biliterate.

KCPS is committed to providing all English Learners with a high quality, academic education that will prepare them to be lifelong learners. We develop student leaders through culturally and linguistically responsive instruction paired with culturally relevant family and community engagement.

Instructional programs and services:

  1. Co-Teaching
  2. Sheltered Instruction
  3. Newcomer Bridge Program
  4. English Learner Identification and Placement
  5. English Learner Assessment and Evaluation
  6. KCPS Seal of Biliteracy
  7. Instructional Coaching
  8. Professional Development

Newcomer Engagement and Support services:

  1. Refugee and Immigrant Cultural Brokerage
  2. Newcomer Social Work Support
  3. Newcomer Parent Engagement
  4. EL Enrollment Support
  5. Interpretation and Translation
  6. Migrant Education Program
  7. Professional Development
KCPS Family

4904 Independence Ave.
Kansas City, Missouri 64124
Phone: 816-418-5288
EMAIL: languageservices@kcpublicschools.org